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Tour Guide Lead

October 17 2021
Industries Arts, Entertaiment, Culture and Leisure
Categories Hospitality, Catering, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Recreation, Sports, Hospitality, Catering, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Recreation, Sports, Travel, Tourism, Leisure, Entertainment
Toronto, ON

Tour Guide Lead (Permanent, Part-time)

This is a permanent part-time position with a guaranteed minimum of 20 hours/week year-round.

Toronto Bicycle Tours & Events ( is an award-winning company providing sightseeing tours, rentals and events in the Greater Toronto Area for guests of all ages and abilities (from ages 1 to 80+) from around the world.  Our guests have a fantastic, fun time while connecting to our city and gaining a deeper appreciation for Toronto, its people, culture, history and food.  We are celebrating our 10th year in business.

We are looking for two Tour Guide Leads to join us.  Reporting to the Founder, a Tour Guide Lead delivers tours and assists with the day-to-day running of the business, ensuring a smooth, safe operation that delivers excellent service and memorable experiences to our guests and clients.

Our business runs seven days a week in peak tourist season. A typical work week for a Tour Guide Lead is 20 hours, but the weekly schedule will vary depending on client demand and time of year - there will be weekend and evening work.

We are looking for a person who is looking for a unique opportunity to apply & grow their skills as people leader, problem solver, skilled cyclist and Toronto ambassador.

Our guides come from a variety of backgrounds, but they all live in (and love) Toronto, enjoy the outdoors, and are comfortable leading and entertaining groups. Maybe you're a grad student who loves to talk about urban affairs, an actor who relishes the opportunity to tell a great story, a hospitality worker who loves taking care of customers, or just an avid cyclist who believes that the best way to get to know a city is on two wheels.

Are YOU ready to roll?


  • Lead Bicycle Tours and perform Guest Services duties as required
  • Assist with managing day-to-day operations, resolving any operational issues and/or customer service escalations
  • Provide leadership, training, direct supervision and coaching to our teams: Tour Guides, Guest Services (Customer Service)
  • Help to assuring that all shifts and positions are properly staffed to deliver our services
  • Coordinate execution of special events for clients (e.g. private group tours, rentals and on-sites)
  • Help to foster & maintain a safe, fun, & smooth working environment
  • Ensure proper maintenance & upkeep of our bicycles, equipment, software, office and supplies
  • Develop, improve and document processes, procedures
  • Represent the company externally – maintaining good relationships with partners, clients, suppliers and the general public
  • Support Recruiting Activities
  • Support Sales & Marketing Activities (e.g. Third Party relationships, Social Media)
  • Support Program Development: new tour & event offerings
  • Support Bookkeeping and Accounting activities

Minimum Requirements

  • Is a strong City Cyclist – has lots of experience and comfort with safe riding in an urban environment
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and people management skills, with an ability to lead, organize, and engage groups of people of all ages and diverse backgrounds
  • Has a deep familiarity with Toronto, and a love for the city
  • Can read a map
  • Experience/Education in Tourism, Hospitality, Performing Arts, and/or Customer Service would be considered an asset
  • Experience in leadership/managerial roles is an asset  
  • Experience & comfort leading & working in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong problem-solving ability with an eye for detail
  • Strong computer/internet skills. Familiarity with MS Office (Word, Excel), instant messaging applications, and social media platforms
  • Great phone & email manner
  • Dependable, trustworthy, honest, and self-motivated
  • Professional, proactive, organized, and efficient
  • Interest in history and current affairs, and in getting to know people from all over the world

How to Apply

Please send your resume with cover letter to ****@*******************.***.

We value diversity and inclusion and encourage all qualified people to apply. If we can make this easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please contact us.

We will review applications as they are received and look forward to hearing from you. network